FairPoint Communications says its Ethernet mobile backhaul business in northern New England is expected to increase by more than 39 percent in 2013.
By the end of 2012, less than two years since FairPoint embarked on its fiber-to-the-towers initiative, FairPoint says has increased the number of its mobile carrier contracts to more than 950 mobile connection points on its fiber backhaul network.
FairPoint intends to increase the number of these mobile connection points to more than 1,300 in 2013 based on signed contracts – a better than 39 percent increase. On any particular cell tower, there can be one or more Ethernet virtual connections.
With these signed contracts, FairPoint expects to increase its Ethernet mobile backhaul services to more than 1,000 towers in by year’s end in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.